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Community Action Program

Why labor is in politics?
Aug 15, 2008
    Workers have learned through bitter experience that there is a powerful link between the bread box and the ballot box.  Gains won at the bargaining table and through sacrifice on the picket line can be wiped out by the hostile actions of political leaders, state legisaltures and Congress
Our Goals
Aug 15, 2008
    The UAW and National CAP seek programs that porvide better education for the young, more security for the elderly and improved health care for all America
What CAP does?
Aug 15, 2008
    CAP helps register union members and their families to vote.    CAP distributes the voting records of senators and members of Congress and helps union members learn about political issues so they can make informed choices when they vote
What is CAP?
Dec 22, 2008
    The Community Action Program of the UAW (CAP) is the union's non-partisan political arm.  It is a department of the International Union.    It is not a political party and it is not tied to a political party.  It endorses candidates, on the basis of their records and their stand upon issues that affect working Americans
What CAP does not do?
Aug 15, 2008
    CAP does not tell anybody how to vote.    CAP does not force union members to contribute to it.    CAP does not use dues money for contributions to federal candidates.    CAP does not forcemembers to take part in its programs at their local unions or in their community.      CAP cannot do any of these things
Government: It's Everyone's Business
Aug 15, 2008
    Union members should be proud of the many positive contributions the labor movement has made to good law, government, and safe and healthy communities through political education and political action.    Unions helped establish free public schools and abolish debtors prision
What can you do?
Aug 15, 2008
    Help in voter registration and Get-Out-the-Vote programs.    Participate in the election of CAP-endorsed candidates


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